Being a Cotswolds wedding photographer for a weekend was basically a dream come true.
The rolling green hills, the adorable sheep, the rock walls, the old buildings; it felt like something straight out of Pride and Prejudice. I could hardly believe it was all real.
But it was.
Tom and Steph are remarkable. They met in a bar of all places, but have traveled the world together since. I met them while we were all in New Zealand back in 2013 (I took these photos of them wayyy back then). And then Tom proposed a few years later on a private boat in Sorrento as they sailed around the Amalfi coast. They have been almost everywhere together and they make SUCH a good team. It was so clear to see on Tom’s face as he saw her for the first time as she walked down the aisle toward him. This was his woman.
I don’t know if all English weddings are this way, but something I loved about this day was that it was LONG! The ceremony was at 2pm and the party raged all the way til midnight, so they got to have a full 10 hours with all their guests! They had appetizers, a three course dinner and even late night munchies with fries, pizza, and a huge cheese board (because their wedding cake was actually cheese rounds! WHAT!). It was SO fun and I loved how much time they got with their friends and family. I wish more people let their days go on this long too!
I could say a million things about how much I love these two and how grateful I am that they flew me across the world to document their day, but I’d rather show you instead.
Congratulations Tom and Steph!!
Photography: Katy Weaver
Venue: Kingscote Barn
Makeup Artist: Clare Bryce
Hair Stylist: Chris Fordham
Florist: Becci Hobbs of Bijoux Floral
DJ/Live Band: Wildcards
Dress, Headpiece and Veil: Clifton Brides
Cake: Cheeseworks Cheltenham
Calligraphy/Invitations: Helen at lilyandjackstudio.com
Coordination: Laura Richards with Kingscote Barn